Airmail



the system, especially a government postal system, of sending mail by airplane.
a letter, package, etc., sent by this system.
a stamp authorizing delivery of mail by this system.
of or relating to airmail.
by airmail:
Send all overseas letters airmail.
to send via airmail:
I airmailed the package yesterday.
Contemporary Examples

What was America supposed to do after Pearl Harbor, put the keys to the Golden Gate in an airmail envelope and send them to Tojo?
Up To A Point: What We Really Need Is a Nobel War Prize P. J. O’Rourke October 10, 2014

In the early days of airmail, a system of coast-to-coast arrows pointed the way for pilots.
The Strange Arrows That Point the Way Across America Nina Strochlic December 18, 2013

But as the Roaring Twenties approached, a new, faster method of parcel delivery was burgeoning: airmail.
The Strange Arrows That Point the Way Across America Nina Strochlic December 18, 2013

Historical Examples

I would like to airmail it right away, but you Americans overload the mails at Christmas, so it would be safer to wait.
The Egyptian Cat Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin

The disappearance of two airmail pilots leads to a mystery that centers about an abandoned mine and a strange old man.
The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)

The first envelope was addressed to Lee Harvey Oswald, airmail.
Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

On the 4th of November, right, airmail letter to New Orleans.
Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

Well, he said they hadn’t been developed, and he wasn’t going to have them developed, that he would send them to me airmail.
Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

noun
the system of conveying mail by aircraft
mail conveyed by aircraft
adjective
of, used for, or concerned with airmail
verb
(transitive) to send by airmail

noun

Garbage thrown out of a window

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